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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Savant IPA :: Savant Just Knows It’s a Great Beer.

Without knowing quite why, Savant IPA knows a lot. It knows that it’s built on Northwest 2-row malt, with touches of Munich, Cara-red and C-120 Crystal. It knows that it weighs in at around 6.3% alcohol by volume, that it’s bittered with Northwest Chinook and finished with fruit-juicy New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. It knows that it’ll be back as the first Manic IPA from Elysian Brewing in the new year of 2014, available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. It knows that 22 ounces is the same as a touch over 650 milliliters (and 13012 drops for anyone who’s counting), but what it mainly knows is that it’s a great beer.

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4.3
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Deep amber, Fresh, piney, vinous hops and caramel malts mingle on the nose. Perfectly hoppy, spicy, earthy and fruity with a glorious bitterness. Peppery, easy-to drink, Orange oils and a little grapefruit. Peas? Nasturtiums? Sorry for the rather schizophrenic review.

4.3
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Very floral and citrus hop nose with a surprising malt backbone. Clear deep copper coloured body is topped by a generous and lasting white head that coats the glass with lacing. Nice caramel and toasted malt backbone supports citrus and floral hop flavours. Moderate bitterness keeps the sweetness in check but isn’t overly strong. Medium body with decent SPF bubbled carbonation. Lovely palate. Enjoyed on tap at Alibi Room. Not re-rating, but in the bottle I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much. It seemed a bit thin and one-dimensional. I would have rated the bottled version (from Liberty - Commercial in June 2012) as much as a full point lower.

4.3
gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Cloudy dark copper. Citrus. Unique spicy hops. Very hoppy in every stage from aroma to aftertaste, but balanced.

4.3
LarryBeast (616) - - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Cloudy amber goodness with puffy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Big floral and fruit aromas - orange, grapefruit, mango, apricot - with a pine/resin bite over soft, earthy caramel malt backing. Lightly sweet, lasting but not overpowering hop bitterness. Medium-bodied and juicy smooth. Need to try again to be sure, but that first pint puts it among my favourite IPAs.

4.3
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours an orange color, cloudy and with a dark melon like hue from deep within it. Fat creamy head of khaki foam that left plenty of clinging lace. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Light fresh orange on passion fruit. No pine in the nose until it warmed a bit then it was earthy pine needles. A beautiful scent of brown sugar for malt. Taste is outrageously good. The fruits are juicy and a bit tart too so they fully engage the palate. The earthy pine is light and the the malt becomes a soft light caramel. The body approaches medium but stays light. There’s a bit of sticky resin at the back to coat the throat and leaves a bitter that starts soft and then increases in intensity after the swallow. Lingering after tatse of caramel, sweet fruit and pine needles. Brilliant beer.

I loved this beer. This had a sensual caramel that stayed generally light but was like a ribbon underneath this beer. The fruit was bountiful and the bitter started soft and then became a bit stronger as it lingered.

4.2
Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Excellent IPA. The nose comes in layers of stone and citrus fruit. Rich, yet refreshing and fruity palate of apricot and orange peel. Balanced hop finish. Great beer.

4.2
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Appearance: Pours an amber orange with an offwhite bubbly film.

Aroma: Huge tropical nose: pineapple mango tangerine. Brown sugar. Grapefruit oils.

Taste: Grapefruity hops. Pine. Caramel malt. Finishes with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy with moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is my kinda IPA. Delicious and smells great too.

4.2
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2012
From bottle to tulip. Dark copper color not a lot of aroma. So smooth and balanced with a very bitter hoppiness throughout. I like is one a lot.

4.2
mcrae19 (65) - - MAR 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a pale caramel color with a 1-inch head. Forward citrus aromas. A rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with unmistakable grapefruit flavors and a bitter finish—but not overwhelmingly so. This is big flavor for only 6.3% ABV. I’m impressed.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Surprisingly malt-forward IPA! Surprising, just because this is a PNW brew. But, quite good. The malts lead in, giving way to pine-oriented hops (with a touch of resin), and following through with sufficient bitterness. Very well done.


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